Work and Family

Although the “traditional” family—a father who works outside the home and financially supports the children and a mother whose work is keeping the house and raising the children—has been disappearing for more than a generation, our workplaces and government policies have not kept pace with America’s new reality.

Most children are growing up in homes with both parents working or with single parents. One-third of workers don’t have access to paid sick leave, and only 42 percent have paid personal leave. What’s the impact on public health when working people can’t afford to take sick days during a flu epidemic? Who takes care of a sick child? Who’s home to fix dinner and help with homework? Who can dedicate time to a sick elderly parent?

The recession and jobless recovery have complicated life further for working families, when having to leave work for a family emergency could lead to long-term unemployment.

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Dec 8, 2023 | News Story

Mayor Eric Adams, Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer, Comptroller Brad Lander and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga joined SEIU 32BJ, the Worker’s Justice Project, and leaders of Los Deliveristas Unidos on Wednesday at the NYC CLC's office to celeb

Dec 8, 2023 | News Story

After more than two years of negotiations, Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) members at MSNBC have overwhelmingly ratified a strong first collective bargaining agreement.

Dec 8, 2023 | News Story

In at least three instances in the past month, unionized employees at Condé Nast, who were exercising their federally-protected right to take collective action to demand answers about pending layoffs, were met with security guards.

Dec 8, 2023 | News Story

In national voting completed this week, members of SAG-AFTRA ratified the 2023 TV/Theatrical Agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

Dec 8, 2023 | News Story

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists is collecting toys and pajamas at their upcoming meeting on December 16th at 12pm. Bring items to TWU Local 100 headquarters, 195 Montague Street, Brooklyn NY, 3rd floor.

Dec 8, 2023 | News Story

Find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America. Shipping gifts this year? Make sure to ship using a union carrier like the U.S. Postal Service or UPS.

Dec 1, 2023 | News Story

American Federation of Musicians Local 802 and the New York City Ballet have jointly announced a successful resolution to negotiations, resulting in a three-year contract for orchestra members.

Dec 1, 2023 | News Story

Transport Workers Union Local 100 is mourning the tragic death of Track Worker Hilarion Joseph, 57, who was working as a Flagger at 34th Street and Herald Square when he was struck by a D Train at approximately 12:13 AM on the morning of November 29th.

Dec 1, 2023 | News Story

After over a full year at the bargaining table, Sinai has stalled and refused to provide information necessary to move the bargaining process forward.

Dec 1, 2023 | News Story

The holiday season is here! And for many that means gift-giving. Each dollar that you spend this holiday season is a vote for America’s future. A dollar spent on ethical brands producing union-made products means a brighter future for our economy and its workers.